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Lourdes : Half-Day Guided Walking Tour of the Sanctuary

4.9 / 5

18 reviews

Lourdes : Half-Day Guided Walking Tour of the Sanctuary

From $146.60 per person

Explore the town of Lourdes and visit the 3 Basilicas as well as the Grotto where the Virgin appeared 18 times. Discover why this small Pyrenean town has been a site of Catholic pilgrimage for 150 years.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Lourdes (located within a 1km perimeter of the city center).
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Take a walking tour of one of the most spiritual places in Europe
  • Discover why Lourdes became a site of pilgrimage 150 years ago
  • See the 3 Basilicas and the Grotto where the Virgin appeared
Full description
Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Sanctuary of Lourdes. Join a local guide on a 3-hour tour that takes you through the history of the Marian apparitions that occurred 150 years ago. Visit the 3 Basilicas, the Grotto, and the watertaps. Lourdes is world-famous for being the 1st French shrine and the 3rd in the world, after the Vatican and Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico. On this immersive tour you will travel to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes and let your guide explain the story that changed the destiny of one small Pyrenean town. Visit the Basilicas of the Immaculate Conception, the Rosary Basilica, and the Underground Basilica. Continue to the Grotto, where the Virgin appeared 18 times to a young girl in 1858. Whether you are a believer or not, you will be enchanted by the unique atmosphere that makes Lourdes so special and come to understand why 6 million people a year make the journey to the otherwise tranquil town located at the foothills of the Pyrenees.
  • Guided walking tour
  • Pick-up from your hotel in Lourdes
  • Transportation
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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4.9 /5

based on 18 reviews

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Veronique was knowledgeable and charming. My husband walks fast and I am a slower walker and she accommodated me completely! All the questions we had Veronique answered perfectly. We had gotten off the train and met Veronique 45 minutes later. Veronique had another tour that morning (ours was mid afternoon ) and she was still very exuberant for our 3 hour tour. Was glad we booked the tour first so we got an understanding of Lourdes for the following day. There were so many positives about her and we were so very, very pleased!! Loved the 9pm candlelight procession. It shouldn’t be missed. Would highly recommend her!! Nancy wrote this review.

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September 27, 2019

Very informative and professional

Veronica our tour guide was prompt. She is very pleasant. She was very knowledgable and answered all our questions. What impressed me more was she was very patient with us and did not rush us at all. It was a difficult afternoon as the temperature soared to 35c. I had to give her a hug as I thought she was so lovely with us.

June 22, 2017

excellent knowledgeable guide

our guide was on time to take us around the shrine. She was very friendly and accommodating. The information she provided was clear and precise. she had excellent knowledge of the place we were visiting. She also provided further information which we needed to spend the rest of our time in Lourdes. we would strongly recommend this guide to anyone planning to visit Lourdes.

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September 13, 2016

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